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Easy Chicken and Couscous Recipe 2009-11-03 13:08:41

Chicken Couscous With Dried Fruit

Chicken Couscous With Dried Fruit

From Williams Sonoma


  1. 2 lemons
    4 Tbs. olive oil
    1 small yellow onion, chopped
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
    3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
    2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
    1 cup chopped mixed dried fruits, such as pitted dates and apricots
    3 cups chicken stock
    2 cups couscous
    1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
    1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Grate 1 1/2 tsp. zest from the lemons and squeeze 1/4 cup juice. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm 3 Tbs. of the olive oil. Add the onion and sauté until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until the garlic and onion are golden, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the cumin and cinnamon, and then mix in the chicken, lemon zest and juice, dried fruits and stock. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes to blend the flavors.
  4. Stir in the couscous, re-cover the pan and remove from the heat. Let stand until the liquid is absorbed and the couscous is softened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the cilantro and the remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil. Toss with a fork to fluff the couscous and distribute the cilantro.
  6. Garnish with the almonds and serve.

Serves 4.

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